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Fort Mill, Rock Hill school boards swear in new members

More than a week and a half after election day, two area school boards finally swore in their new members this week. Races for the Rock Hill and Fort Mill Boards were so close that the state elections office had to conduct a state mandated recount of the votes before validating the results. Terry Hutchinson […]

York County elections board validates school board race results

York County’s Board of Voter Registration and Elections today upheld an earlier count of two area school board races from last week. The results for a four-way race for Rock Hill’s at-large school board seat and a seven-way race for three school board seats in Fort Mill were incredibly close last Tuesday, leading to a […]

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Straight Ticket voting leads York Co. Council’s Henderson to another term

Candidates with the backing of their respective political party certainly had the upper hand Tuesday, as York County Council’s District 2 race was handily won by the GOP incumbent. Bruce Henderson was elected to another term on council, beating out petition challenger John Rinehart, Sr. Henderson says the newness of elected office has since worn […]

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York County Council District 6 race ends with a Blackwell victory

A paperwork mistake earlier this year looks to be the major force behind the re-election of York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell’s re-election to county council. Blackwell was set to face challenger Gary Williams earlier this year in the GOP primary, but after Williams and more than 200 others were knocked off the ballot, Blackwell […]

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Mulvaney elected to a second term in Congress

Freshman 5th District Congressman Mick Mulvaney will spend the next two years in Congress, after a convincing victory against political newcomer Joyce Knott. Knott, who worked on the campaign of former longtime Congressman John Spratt, declared for the race after a lack of democratic candidates surfaced to run. Mulvaney says Knott brought a new voice to needs of South […]

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At the Polls: Long lines and voters steadfast in their beliefs

Early Tuesday morning, voters in York County braved chilly temperatures, some standing in lines more than an hour to cast their ballot in the election. At the Anderson Road precinct, housed at the Rock Hill School District Three headquarters, more than 250 voters stood outside as a line snaked out towards U.S. 21. At that […]

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Kedrowski: Electoral College “misfire” a possible Election Day outcome

While the presidential candidates can count on solidly red or blue states like South Carolina, Texas and California, what voters decide in the so-called swing states may make the big difference in deciding who wins another, or their first, term in office. Karen Kedrowski heads Winthrop University’s Political Science Department and says that in one […]

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